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Aqua Medic Turboflotor T1000 Protein Skimmer

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Aqua Medic USA

Aqua Medic Turboflotor T1000 Stand Alone Skimmer, no pump. In-Sump Protein Skimmer for aquaria 25 to 250 gal.

The Turboflotor T1000 is a powerful skimmer with a unique plumbing scheme that makes it the smartest little skimmer on the market. Taking advantage of the fact that the surface of your aquarium is where proteins collect naturally, the T1000 is designed to intake the water exiting the overflow of your tank. By delivering the surface skimmed water directly into the reaction chamber of the T1000, efficiency is maximized. If splicing into the drain-line plumbing is not an option in your system, the T1000 can be run from a tee off your main system pump or feed by a secondary pump. The T1000 Stand Alone requires a pump to vigorously re-circulate the volume of the reaction chamber, mixing it with finely chopped air bubbles. The T1000 is designed to be run with a Ocean Runner Pump (sold separately). Also included is a Filter Box with bio balls, which installs on the exit pipes, to shed micro-bubbles and increases your biological capacity. The skimmer itself is entirely Ozone ready; simply replace the vinyl airline with silicone tubing (Ozone safe tubing) to connect the ozone generator to the venturi. Either way you plumb it the Turboflotor T1000 Stand Alone is the best skimmer available in this price range and easily out-performs skimmers costing twice the price.

Specifications

Height: 22"
Footprint: 7-1/4" x 16"


Product Manuals & Documentation

Aqua Medic Turboflotor T1000 Protein Skimmer

Owner's Manual available for download in Adobe PDF file format

Manufacturer Info

Aqua Medic Aquarium Supplies
Aqua Medic has been a prominent name in the aquarium industry for over 22 years. The company was founded in Bissendorf, Germany and opened a North America distribution center in 2002 to better serve hobbyists in the United States and Canada. As the company continually introduces new products from the European market into North America they also provide excellent service for all of their products and carries a wide variety of replacements parts. Their open relationship with customers welcomes suggestions and user feedback. We carry a variety of Aqua Medic aquarium supplies including pumps, protein skimmers, light fixtures and accessories.


Warranty

6-month warranty from date of purchase.

21 Reviews

TOM SZURZYNSKI from PARK RIDGE, IL UNITED STATES

05/02/2010

Experience Level: Beginner

Very Good Skimmer

Just make sure it fits in your skimmer cause it leaks from the top. (you always want your skimmer in the trickle filter just a safe way to go about it if something fails) It is quite large with the pump I have Megaflow model 3 trickle filter i had to make some time consuming modifications. Other than all that i said the Skimmer works great plenty of bubbles the pump is very quiet when submerged. Hope that helped Thx and GL

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JIM SHIPLEY from MOUNT AIRY, NC UNITED STATES

04/01/2010

Experience Level: Intermediate

not that great. look elsewhere

This is the 3rd skimmer I've owned and it does skim pretty good; however, besides the regular pump that all skimmers take to work, this skimmer requires you to have a second small pump in order to fill the skimmer with water. It pieces also do not fill together tightly and are not the type of pieces that can be clamped. So any slight bump that it takes can separate the pieces and have you fighting to put them back together. All in all I would definitely not buy again. When it comes to skimmers there are many simpler models that skim just as efficiently without the other problems and host of multiple parts that need to be fit together. I gave it 3 stars because it does skim good, but that is all it has going for it.

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REBECCA from SUMMERVILLE, SC UNITED STATES

02/12/2010

Experience Level: Beginner

skimmer

I like this product. My last skimmer was a CPR backpack on a 36 gallon tank. This one pulls out lots more stuff. Also it is pretty quiet.

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BillP from LAS VEGAS, NV

11/10/2009

Experience Level: Intermediate

TurboFlotor T1000

I have had this skimmer for about a week, the two adjustment knobs take a little trial and error but after they were adjusted the skimmer is working well and I am starting to see some nasty skim come out of my tank. Also I did try to run this with the Rio 2100 pump and it proved to be ineffective at operating the skimmer so I purchased the OceanRunner 2700 pump and it is now working great.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful

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JOSHUA P ROGERS from Mesa, AZ UNITED STATES

10/06/2009

Experience Level: Intermediate

Get the hang on

Turboflotor is a good little skimmer but the Stand Alone model is hard to set up and requires an additional pump. Also this model comes with a Rio water pump that is lower quality. Save your self the trouble and get the Hang-on model with the better pump even if its going in a sump! I've use both models on a 90 gallon reef.

2 out of 2 found this review helpful

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MICHAEL HAINES from BOYNTON BEACH, FL UNITED STATE

06/15/2009

Experience Level: Beginner

runs hot

when i hooked this up at first i coulnd not fit it in my sump so i ran a extra pump from the side and put theskimmer on the side cause the pump would not run it.it made my tank increase by almost 2 degrees i was pissed now it is off it has dropped dwon.this product is very confusing and very general instructions i was very displeased

1 out of 12 found this review helpful

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BRIAN from HOLLYWOOD, FL UNITED STATES

10/13/2008

Experience Level: Expert

Turboflotor T1000

This is one of the BEST (For the Price) skimmers I have used. The Skimmer collection cup came craked. I called the 800 number for MarineDepot toaled with them and with in a week got a new cup. NAVITIVE The only draw back is.That if you do not install a return feed line from the overflow to the pump supplied.You must supply a pump for sump to run this monster. All in all its a Great Skimmer.

1 out of 2 found this review helpful

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MJH from LAS VEGAS, NV UNITED STATES

08/22/2008

Experience Level: Expert

great

I bought one of these 3 years ago, and it's still going. I originally used it hang-on, but later put it in sump. I think it works even better in sump. It's the great skimmer nobody ever talks about.

5 out of 5 found this review helpful

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ALEXANDRA BAILEY from LISBON, OH UNITED STATES

06/28/2008

Experience Level: Intermediate

great product

It took a couple of days until it started to work right but now it is doing an awsome job. The collection cup has to be emptied every other days and it contins a brown disgusting liquid. I never thought the water in my tank was so dirty.

4 out of 4 found this review helpful

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WILLIE MCDARIES from BARBOURVILLE, KY UNITED STATES

04/18/2008

Experience Level: Intermediate

great product

this thing has only ran for about 10 hrs. now and already removing stuff that looks like mud,I didn't think my water had that much gunk in it,its crystal clear.I have 2 120gal. tanks plumbed together into 1 sump through 2 skimmer boxes teed together and taped into the overflow to feed this thing,it works great.you cant hear the pump run but you can hear the water flow a bit sounds like a stream trickle very calming.

3 out of 4 found this review helpful

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